*Slow clap.*

By Isabel Jones
Updated: Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:06 pm

We were ready to be like “Yeah, let’s skip the pink this Valentine’s Day” and then out walks Kate Middleton, looking like a gauzy Cinderella in the most romantic crème and blush-hued gown.

The Duchess of Cambridge made her second appearance of the day at the 100 Women in Finance Gala in London on Wednesday evening in a multi-tone tulle Gucci ball gown with a velvet maroon waist belt and a matching clutch. The ever-glamorous Kate paired her striking designer dress with glittery silver pumps and dramatic drop earrings, her signature brunette curls tucked into a half-up style.

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Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Naturally the belle of any ball, this particular event contributes to the fab four’s Royal Foundation, which seeks to raise funds for children’s mental health initiatives.

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It’s been a busy day for Kate, but also Prince William and Prince Harry, who each also had respective engagements on Wednesday. A very pregnant Meghan Markle accompanied Harry to a gala performance just last night, of course sparking outfit envy while she was at it. We'd expect nothing less.